On the morning of December 15, 2022, a tragic car crash occurred on Route 3 West in Clifton, New Jersey. According to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Clifton Police Department, a Subaru Impreza struck a BMW X3 that was stopped in the roadway due to mechanical issues. The Impreza was then hit by an oncoming Toyota Prius.
The driver of the Subaru Impreza, Karen Garcia(46 years old) from Kearny NJ, was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center with serious injuries. Unfortunately, Ms. Garcia succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The driver of the Toyota Prius, Mario Cruz-Segovia (39-years old) from Union City NJ, was also taken to Hackensack University Medical Center where he received treatment for non-life threatening injuries. He was later released from the hospital. The driver of the BMW X3, Ahmad Yasir Rennick, 53 years-old from Staten Island, New York, was not injured in the collision.
Authorities are actively investigating the crash and are asking anyone with information to come forward. If you have any information that could help with the investigation, please contact the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-877-370-PCPO or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Clifton Police Department-Traffic Division at (973) 470-5904.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office has also set up a media hotline for inquiries about the case. If you are a member of the media and have questions about the crash, please contact Senior Assistant Prosecutor Jonathan Barrera at email@example.com or (973) 881-4848. Our thoughts are with the friends and loved ones of Karen Garcia during this difficult time.